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want to? >> i could be on in the plane today, no problem. tell us about your characters. >> i play a detective. my character grew up in new york and los angeles. he is the son of a cinematographer. he was on the inside of the entertainment industry from a birth, enamored of it, and then eventually disillusioned by it, so he joined the police force. he has a unique perspective and a great sense of humor. i have a lot of great zingers at the end of the act. i get to tease my more straight- laced partner. >> it sounds like a great show. anything in this series is usually top quality. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you can watch of the season premier uppof "law and order, ls angeles" tomorrow night right here on wbal at 10:00. kerrey from valley view farm's is here to answer your lawn and garden questions. what do you have here? >> this is a pansy. you can hang it over a pot. it will spread out. >> you are always coming up with new things. >> constantly. >> we have some questions. "what is the best way to get rid of poison ivy and poison oak?" >> i like a product from the c
night. we could use the rain. it has been pretty dry. you will notice it does feel out side. we have a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm later this afternoon. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. kind of a busy start. southbound 295, we have an accident coming in there. delays may be developing. traveling on monkton road, there is a downed tree. be extra careful as you travel in that region. mountain health, we do have an accident there in the perryville region. as far as volume, we are in pretty good shape. this is a quick live look outside. things are flowing smoothly at harford road. a problem-free writing so far on the west side at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> with nearly six weeks to go until americans head to the poll, leaders are preparing to roll out their agenda. >> kate amara is in our washington bureau with more. >> the pledge to america it is like a sequel to the contract with america, a campaign platform designed to show voters the gop is listening and ready to govern. >> a pledge to america. >> leaders rolled out their p
, there is some rain. that should stay north of us with high pressure giving us good weather once again. you might get tired of this good weather. it is just to drive. we'll talk about rain in the forecast coming up. >> our big story, the race for maryland governor is heating up. bob ehrlich hit the airwaves with his first television ad entitled "let's get to work." >> kim dacey joins us live from northwest baltimore with details. >> early voting polling places opened on friday. nearly 23,000 people statewide have cast their ballots already. those who have not have more to think about as bob ehrlich hit the tv airwaves. >> i am bob ehrlich. >> in his first television ad, bob ehrlich reintroduced himself to maryland voters. >> i am not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. >> he showed the -- we showed the spot to a political analyst. >> it was a perfect ad for his campaign. ad looks good. >> the esthetics always matter with ads. there are subtle things, but it is important as to getting the mood of the candidate. >> it outlines his major goals -- help small businesses, protect the ba
the role -- place, then pay down the road. >> republicans have pledged to repeal the overhaul, or use legislative maneuvers to start the program of funding. the administration believes that strategy will backfire since it will mean taking benefits away from consumers. >> a potential vote to repeal the military's the don't ask, don't tell policy fell short of the 60 votes needed by the democrats to open the debate. harry reid says it was a procedural tactic, and he could revive the bill at a later date. the defense authorization bill includes a provision that would repeal a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. it was the largest egg recall ever in the u.s., and owners of the of the farm said they were horrified. we are in washington with details. >> today, the owners of two ohio egg -- i gowalla egg and egg farms will explain house, not infected. -- salmonella infected. >> they had no new or power and -- have men were piles. it allowed iraq to enter the facilities. -- >> we changed -- we tend to change a food-borne disease after it occurs. >> the form has been in tr
. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacuation's and it to continue to prepare for earl. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl's pass on our website, wbaltv.com. we will begin live coverage beginning tonight as hurricane earl moves closer to maryland. how local emergency officials are preparing for the storm. >> an 83-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted inside her home. >> she said she was raped. police say they need your help to find him. we have more details. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking the public's help in finding the man they say raped the elderly woman. the suspect broke into her home around 1 in the
with us, you are learning things. update us on the closures in that area. we know traffic is being detoured. what else can you tell us? >> it is that monument and broadway. they're trying to make everyone go northbound on broadway. once they get two or three blocks from the hospital, they are allowed to continue eastbound. they have blocked off the area around the hospital while they deal with this emergency situation. we will take it down to david collins. he might have a little more and tell -- intel on what is going on. >> go ahead, david. >> the hospital is in a lot down situation. they have released a statement. they are encouraging faculty, patience, visitors, all staff to remain in their rooms. we have confirmed that a doctor has been shot. the suspect is held up on the eighth floor. they have evacuated non- essential personnel. they're asking everyone who was in the hospital to remain in their rooms. city police have cordoned off an entire city block around the building. the people that are outside of the building walking around are puzzled, and relatively excited about the
>>> join us next for "teen kids news." here's a look at what we're reporting on this week. >>> they had their own fight for civil rights. we'll tell you how japanese americans heroically overcame their darkest hour. >>> i'll have a story on kids helping to heal injured birds. >>> i'll tell you with a website that will raise your iq and feed the hungry. >>> an amazing athlete works to inspire u.s. soldiers who have been injured in the iraq war. i'll have the story. >>> and there's more, just ahead on "teen kids news." ♪ >>> hi, i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. we're going to take you back now to the early 1940s. world war ii was raging abroad. here at home, the u.s. government put into play a drastic policy. as felipe tells us, it was a policy that our nation would regret. felipe? >> jessica, it's a sad chapter in u.s. history. people of japanese ancestry, many of them u.s. citizens, suddenly found themselves the victims of fear and discrimination. although guilty of no crime, they were rounded up and sent far away to what were basically prison camps. >> so this is my gr
of the stores. police say he was distraught and attacked the first officer, who had to use his patrol car door to fend off the suspect. >> there eventually was a struggle over the officer's weapon, at which time a second officer pulled out to the scene, observed what was going on, and shot the suspect in the chest two times. >> the officers involved are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. the suspect is at shock trauma in stable condition. elsewhere in the county, police have made an arrest in connection with a home invasion last month. 32-year-old lavar maurice rich was taken into custody. police say they were able to recover to numerous weapons that were stolen from the home, including a number of handguns and even a hand grenade. baltimore city police have juveniles and a custody in connection with a stabbing attack in the vicinity of penn station. the 37-year-old victim was attacked during an attempted robbery while he was walking on the 1500 block of st. paul st. fortunately, the injuries weren't non-life-threatening, and he is recovering at -- a hospital at
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is concerned. the locals were saying, it is teasing us. we will hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders or already in effect and some are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many are not waiting for orders, pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting hurricane earl. if officials will meet later discussed the possibility of evacutations and to continue to prepare for earl. >> you can track earl by logging on to the weather page of wbaltv.com. our team coverage continues later on today with live reports from ocean city. they begin at 5:00 p.m. >> a neighborhood is on edge in anne arundel county. a woman was sexually assaulted. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled t
plant and gardening questions. you can e-mail them to us at wbaltv.com. but first, a sobering new record is out on alzheimer's. lawmakers are being asked to make the disease and national priority. >> we are wrapping up summer, but it feels like fall today. it is 70 degree >> in our medical alerts, a british study suggests getting a flu shot early in the season may reduce the risk of heart attack. researchers say you should get the shot as soon as it becomes available because the earlier into the season is received, the lower the risk. today is world alzheimer's and day. a new report shows that the u.s. is in massive denial about the impact of the disease is having and will have on our aging population. more than 35 million people around the world have some form of dementia, including alzheimer's. it will cost $604 billion worldwide this year. with millions of baby boomers at risk, the association is bringing in signatures to capitol hill today picking up lawmakers to make all climbers a priority. >> we need a plan so that we can see the changes occur for people who would otherwise suffer
in iowa as well as richmond, virginia. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> tell us more about those trips to ohio and virginia. >> the president has been hosting backyard discussions with voters about the economy and how they have been struggling. that is what he will be doing more of today. he will meet with a family in des moines, iowa, and he will be doing the same thing when he travels to richmond, virginia. >> kate amara, thank you. jimmy carter is expected to be released from the hospital this morning. he felt ill on a flight to cleveland. he said it was just an upset stomach. he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >> we have an update. some of baltimore county residents are speaking out about a man who was found dead in cockeysville. violence is expected. a witness says the victim was beaten with a bat by a group of people. police are not going into details. >> the police department is mourning the loss of one of their own. james fowler was killed on monday. he was on his way to a trading program at penn state. he leaves behind a wife and two children. [sirens] >> a ban
they use as educational tools. actress mia farrow is featured in one of them. >> we are now defining ourselves by our response to darfur. our response as human beings. >> the good part of it is that we're able to engage other school communities into wanting to do something to help. and normally, that leads to some kind of fund-raising that will help children and people in need. >> there's certainly small efforts that can be made on very local levels that can make a huge difference in this conflict. >> any little thing can help. just caring about it really helps, because to have someone care about it, yeah you might not be a public speaker, but maybe you'll go home and tell your family about it, who will then spread the word to more people. >> i know it's a way for me to kind of indirectly be involved in what's happening around the world. and that's very important to me. >> reporter: that's the type of thinking that's helping project darfur succeed. >> we have enough funding now to build a school. we've won a ton of awards. humanitarian awards, film awards. and those are nice accolade
by bit added, in politics, perception rules. >> if he is elected, he would be taking us back 60 years. >> this new but it conjures images of segregation, but watching her statement in context does not. she is speaking to the interdenominational ministerial alliance. >> i do not know that a practice that. if he is elected he would be taking us back 60 years. >> he teaches are in politics does not believe that she is purposely injecting race into the context. racial overtones are hard to ignore. >> it will be there whether we say it or not. it is left to the politicians to walk a fine line of making certain suggestions without release saying it. or, you know, sometimes there may be real differences. >> early in the campaign, she charged that if for upon it is elected, the city would become a police state. >> he is going to be a rubber- stamp for the police department. >> this expert says the office has a historical relevance. >> it is a very emotional deal because he was unseated by -- who was backed by a white machine politicians. >> he advocated shooting him. >> you must teach a
helps to make us safer. >> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that runs towards the noise, versus away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> erika: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11. the planes that crashed in washington dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center, and make a large north american bald eagle out of it, and it's on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be a part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> well, if we're going to use the steel and the aluminum in an eagle we could use some of the steel in a ship. >> erika: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he h
those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government the pastor says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11 he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith and wesson .30 caliber. >> reporter: says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails flooded the church's in box. messages like, swear by god i will slay the church pastor in front of the church door. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pastor jones admits he's never read the koran but takes no responsibility if burning it leads to an attack on a u.s. soldier. >> of course we would feel terrible. we are not responsible for that. w
the shooting in class and used it as a teaching tool. >> not just in terms of talking to your patients, but in terms of around campus, how can we protect ourselves and also maintain integrity. >> city police are investigating a family fight between an aunt and her niece that was so brutal it left one of them dead. officers were called to the 1600 block of north stricker street. injuries to the aunt was so bad she was taken hot hospital where she later died. police are still investigating this case. >> m.t.a. police are investigating a triple stabbing on the m.t.a. bus. the call came in at the intersection of university road and reisterstown. a fight broke out on the bus which left three people with stab wounds. >> there are officers here scheduled for their regular after-school duty. people on the bus were alerting. the officers were able to board the bus and get the individuals off. >> two men were taken to sinai hospital. all the victims are expected to survive. >> another stabbing to report, and police are asking for your help in finding the suspects. they have released a surveillan
accident in the city. use extra caution. speed sensors not indicating any real delays, except perhaps at the north side. 52 on the west side. 70 looking smoke coming in towards the beltway. five minutes to travel south on 95 to the fort mchenry. this is a live view of traffic at harford. very light so far this morning. liberty looks equally smooth at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. hurricane earl -- there have been evacutations. >> the area could start to feel the effects of earl later today. kristen dahlgren has more. >> earl strengthen, bringing with it powerful waves. >> earl is a big unknown. >> do you board up? >> i have not yet. >> officials warned the slightest change could bring a direct hit. either way, the winds are now less than a day away. mandatory evacuations are now under way. watches and warnings from north carolina all the way to new england. >> he hurricane is coming and i am hoping we can make it back into town. >> vacationers pack in their weekend plans, heading for safer ground. on long island, arenas took boats o
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check the weather and traffic. >> sunshine, temperatures in the 70's last weekend. now summer will make a brief comeback. upper 80's today. let's start with what is happening right now. it is comfortable at the present time. this afternoon will feel more like summer. 93% relative humidity. that will be coming down. 88 is the forecasted high temperature. the average high temperature is 81. i know it has been dry out there. we could use some rain. we have a slight chance for rain in the seven-day forecast. >> we have a few things to mention. we did pick up an accident at edmonson avenue. there is fire activity at hillsdale road, which is closed in both directions. the alternate will be garrison. in columbia, we do have a fire. it has shut down harmel drive. alltel it will be cedar lane -- the alternates will be cedar lane. no problems out there. 95 at the toll plaza, switching over to a live view. southbound traffic is in a little heavier but no delays to report. that is the latest on
the next 20 minutes. there is a light rain in baltimore city. the rain will be with us off and on. maybe a few thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon. high temperatures into the upper 70's. the evening commute will be better. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. a first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have one early morning accident at kingston road and eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures in the middle river. also some closures near norfolk avenue because of police activity. the rest of the major roads look good. 11 minutes on the north and west side outer loop. this is harford road. so far so good of the outer and inner lips. so far looking at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore could expect to see some defects with 140 flights already out of bwi. the merger between southwest and airt
. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it has felt like early fall. >> the overnight lows were in the 40's and 50's. we will throw summer back into the picture. people want summer to hang on as long as possible. today and tomorrow, this is for you. we have a few high, thin clouds. 62 degrees at bwi. it warm up quickly. 88 today. the average high temperature is 81. mostly sunny skies all the way through this evening. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we really could use some rain. first we say good morning to kim and see what is happening on the roads. >> good morning. jennifere that ge franciotti is live on the scene at is causing some delays. take garrison avenue instead. there is an accident at edmundson at number carrollton. howard county, there's a road closures because of another fire. the alternate is cedar lane. report of a vehicle fire on northbound 97. we're watching out for that as well. this is the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no problems there to report. we switch over to 95
, the sea breeze giving us some ice conditions out here. really comfortable low humidity, and folks are able to enjoy themselves -- nice conditions out here. we have the mayor of ocean city joining us. we talked last hour and there were some things you wanted to point out. a lot of people are wondering, should i come down, and when? you are telling folks definitely come down, but may be planted out a little bit crude >> just common sense. it looks like the storm will arrive sometime friday morning and pushed through here friday afternoon. is moving pretty quickly and should be out of here late friday afternoon. after that, this is the kind of whether we can expect not long after that. we encourage everyone to plan to continue to come to ocean city, just wait until the event is passed. later on friday, early saturday morning to you should not have any problems at all. >> the national weather service issuing a tropical storm warning for this area. what precautions are you taking? another you are taking it seriously, but we are not talking about evacuation's here, just being prepared. >> we are
. >> overnight we learned the fbi put out a bulletin saying they are concerned the event could endanger the u.s. the fbi says there is no evidence of a specific threat but it's has high confidence and credible information that extremists may retaliate if this florida church burns the koran. it could endanger u.s. troops and the state department asks every u.s. embassy to boost security. >> that a pastor in florida with more -- no more than 50 people can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful planne. >> the pastor has no intention of backing down even after his internet provider pulled both of his website. >> i think it is a violation of our freedom of expression and speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> opposition is mounting from washington and around the world and from new york. >> if you are about religion, whether christian or muslim, why do you want to offend people? >> heightening concerns is the controversy about building a mosque near ground zero. the imam now says a moving the mosque could spur a violent backlash from muslim extremists. a senior adviser says ev
and salt to maryland voters. -- himself to maryland voters and tells us why he is running again. he showed the 30-second spot to a political analyst. >> it was a perfect opening ad for his campaign. >> he says there is positivity in the ads, and that they look good, literally, from the blue sky to the blue shirt. >> it is a very subtle thing, but it is very important as to getting the mood of the candidate. >> it outlines his major goals -- helping small businesses, improving schools, protecting the bay, and -- >> fix the budget, honestly. >> the o'malley campaign e mailed 11 news with our response -- "he is trying to run away from his record as the biggest spending governor in maryland history." bob ehrlich has not said how he would accomplish these goals, but the analyst says it is too early for details. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> early voting resumed today. 22,000 people cast ballots in friday and saturday. all 36 early voting locations will be open through thursday. our coverage continues on our website, wbaltv.com. we have posted information on the candidates and the ad check repo
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time for people to get used to the new charm card. >> no need to worry about paper tickets or exact change. just touched the card and go and the fare is automatically deducted. cardu can geta ca charm and cvs or giant. >> you can catch the new york jets and the miami dolphins tonight during sunday night football. the game air is right here, followed by 11 news. will have extended ravens coverage in our ravens wrap up. the search continues for the gunmen involved in the saturday morning shooting. shots were heard shortly before 5:00 a.m. in the 3400 block of hayward avenue. a man was shot a number of times in the chest. no word on a motive. police in annapolis have arrested charles wallace for a shooting this sent a 30 free world managed to shock trauma -- a 34 year old man to shock trauma. wallace shot the man just before 5:30. no word on a possible motive in that case. a 5k run will be held in honor of yeardley love. notre dame is hosting a raise it to build a field in her name. carla hayd is george huguely is scheduled to appear in a hearing in january. >> governor martin o'malle
stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has the weather for us. >> you asked if we're in for a cooldown? we have to have a warmup first. >> is that to rule? >> it is the logical sequence of things. science 101. you saw the fog on the screen. queen anne county, 90-minute delay. pre-k has been canceled. look at the humidity. no wonder we have the fog. the air is saturated. the barometer is high. of wind.t east puff -- we have an east puff of wind. >> the fog is affecting the traffic. we have a cow in the road. this is in carroll county. something to watch out for their. -- there. there is to report of an accident there as well. otherwise, we're looking pretty good of the major roadways. nine minutes between the beltway to the for mechanic toll plaza. 895 looking at seven minutes there. this is a live look outside old court road. it's foggy out there so user low bream's. traffic moving by at the key bridge. we do have some fog warnings on the. bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back over to you. >> thank you. howard county family takes on
to give us torrential downpours throughout the day tomorrow, heavy downpours in its six to eight hours with likely moderate to heavy rainfall. a flood watch goes in effect tonight until tomorrow evening. the rest of this afternoon, we could see some showers as we head into the evening. i have more on this system, coming up in a little bit. >> you can always track storms right down to your home and using our interactive radar. it also allows you to customize the forecast. we invite you to share your pictures and videos with us. you can find the links on our home page. right now, president obama is in iowa, back on the campaign trail trying to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara is in washington with this report. >> good afternoon, sarah. more backyard discussions with voters about the economy. a campus rally at the university of wisconsin -- >> i don't know about you, but i am fired up. >> president barack obama trying to excite voters. >> we face another test. the stakes could not be higher. >> hoping to get young voters and other backers to cast ballots in november, tel
of tonight's commitment 2010 report. jayne miller joins us live in the newsroom. >> the new reports show that republican bob ehrlich has outraged democratic governor martin o'malley -- out raised governor martin o'malley. challenger gregg bernstein continues to surge in financial support to try to unseat incumbent pat jessamy. the challenger continues to pull in donors at a brisk clip, outperforming incumbent pat jessamy by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. the report shows he has raised more than $70,000 in just 19 days from august 10 thru august 29. most of the donations were less than $100, according to the bernstein campaign. he has a comfortable cushion for a last-minute advertising leading up to the election. by contrast, pat jessamy has pulled in $28,000 over the same 19-day period. we reported a loan wednesday, a personal loan jessamy is making to help pay for tv advertising that just started on the air. >> a spokesperson for the o'malley campaign called the recent aids in fund-raising for challenger bob ehrlich no big deal. the spokesperson said that have taken a break. the o'malley ca
prevented the biggest oil spill in u.s. history is raised from beneath the gulf. now investigators can finally get an up close look at why it failed. >>> hitting the trail, with congressional democrats facing tough challenges in the upcoming mid term elections they've called on t white house for reinforcements. it's not the president they're asking for. >>> and the heiress, a half billion dollar fortune, a reclusive elderly woman who hasn't been seen out in public for decades and questions about what's happening to all that money. today, sunday, september 5th, money. today, sunday, september 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we didn't just skirt hurricane earl here in new york city. it has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've had to date. >> yeah. in our case the storm mustered in good weather. >> great weather. >> we should have that nonstorm -- storm m
. and today we begin with planes, trains, and automobiles. president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skepti
not affect us much. there will be some clearing tonight. patchy fog will be possible. it could last until sunrise. the wind will be called. the lows will drop into the upper 50's to around 60. it will be 79 to 83 tomorrow for the high. there could be a shower north after sunset. it will most likely be in pennsylvania if it occurs at all. in the tropics, we have igor. it is an impressive storm. it is way out in the pacific, 1,100 miles away from the caribbean islands. we have another weather disturbance out there that the forecasters are watching. igor is a category four storm and headed for bermuda. look at the wind speeds. 150 miles per hour is expected as it tracks north. it looks like it will be a category four storm. rain is moving out of the picture. here is the shower activity north of us overnight tomorrow night into tuesday. the forecast is basically dry. 81 tomorrow. 82 wednesday. late thursday and friday, we have another small chance for thunder shower activity. >> what do you have today? >> it was a soft open on thursday for the nfl. we're going to take a look at some of the te
. >> martin the 25th anniversary of his testimony in front of congress against censorship. joining us now is dr. carl hayden. >> good morning, this is a great day. >> tell us what you can about this culture. >> the sculpture is a gift from the people of lithuania. this is an exact replica of the statue in lithuania. today they are dedicating it to the city of baltimore. the frank zappa family will be here and there will be a concert by his son starting at 2:00. 12:00 there is another band that will be playing here live, arboretum. it will be a great day. >> tell us more about frank zappa for those that do not know, and more about his contribution to the city. >> people might not realize that he was a real proponent of free artistic expression and he grew up in baltimore. this statue will say that frank zappa lives in baltimore, which is an important part of it. baltimore has really been the birthplace of a lot of people that you can think of, from john waters to h.l. minkin, all of whom believed in free speech and expression. >> where will this culture be? >> right in front of the southea
states. >>> and at risk, questions about something dentists use, especially on young patients. >>> also tonight, making a difference on the homefront, >>> also tonight, making a difference on the homefront, "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been the american ideal, part of the american way, pushing ahead, always getting better, always improving, a future always brighter than our past. but tonight in the new nbc news polling numbers debuting today, americans are losing hope in the future of their country in greater numbers now. our new numbers contain bad news for the president and bad news for his party. a lot of it because the economy is beyond bad and it's been that way for quite a while. and we begin tonight with our political director, white house correspondent chuck todd. a grim set of numbers. >> it is. and the pessimism isn't about the now, it's about the future. is america in a state of decline? 65% agrees that america is in a decline. then we asked them, is the country headed on the wrong track or the right di
basara. thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and traffic. >> it's going to be one of those days. it happens in the fall where you need a jacket in the morning then in the afternoon you're back to shorts and t-shirts. >> you make a fashion statement with it in the afternoon. you tie it around the waste. >> stan does. >> tie it around the shoulders. >> like a cape. [laughter] put a big s on the back of it. and there you go. >> ha ha. preppy. >> i'm not saying i don't like it. i do. take a look at the temperature. 51 degrees at b.w.i. and in the 40's in carroll county. it's going to warm up quickly today. a high of 80. so after starting out in the 40's, you'll by be in the upper 70's. if you like summer, you'll like sum -- like the weekend. >> let's check your morning commute. not a lot going on out there. nothing in the way of incidents. 49 miles per hour on southbound 95. moving well toward beltway. 44 on the beltway. taping the brakes around the harrisburg expressway. looking good on the west side. south on 83 around shawan road at 46 miles per hour. so volume cont
for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in today for tony pann. >> we have a couple of scattered clouds. it is pleasant and cool. almost chilly. it is chilly in the mountains with temperatures in the 40's this morning. 62 degrees at the airport. 67% is the humidity. that number is always high in the morning hours. that number will drop by 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. as soon as the atmosphere stores to he doubt -- starts to heat up. barlow was 56 degrees yesterday at the inner harbor, 66 and annapolis, also 66. no stormy weather nearby. the nearest rain is up to the great lakes and that will be a mess, and not a hit today. we will have sunshine just ahead. >> our big story, bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this morning. >> kim dacey is live at a polling place in northwest baltimore with that story. >> early voting centers will be open today. they opened on friday and so far nearly 23,000 people statewide have cast their ballots. one of the biggest raises is the race for maryland's governor. bob ehrlich hit the television airwaves yesterday with his first ad of the election season
. >>> and it's lights out for american workers who have been making a basic household product most of us thought would never die. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. same question we posed at the top of the broadcast, what if an internet billionaire known for his iconic hoody gave a fortune to an inner city school system that's in shambles? we are about to find out. mark zuckerberg of facebook fame and fortune. tomorrow, he's announcing he's giving $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. by the way, the teachers there are the highest paid in the state of new jersey. the results there are awful, unacceptable in any society. and here's another example of private money trying to fix public schools. rehema ellis is at newark city hall tonight. >> reporter: good evening, brian. deep rooted problems need dramatic solutions. that usually requires lots of money, which the city is about to get. newark, it's the largest city in new jersey, with the biggest school problems. now getting help from a big name. 26-year-old billiona
on the bus to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disguise." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in belle, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misproper rating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this mo
and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning, it as has now become tradition, the names of victims will be read and four moments of sigh hence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath laying ceremony. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with former first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a
and encouraged and we're really keeping our fingers crossed. >> a lot of us are pulling for michael douglas. also coming up, we're going to be talking about this wedding couple, this wonderful melissa and jeremy, we have been talking about the reception, and the rings, now the wedding scene. we're going to be talking about that, because it's an important thing for the couple. >> what else is going on? >> also a lot of parents busy assembly school supplies, but a lot of kids are more concerned about their new wardrobe. i laid out all my clothes. >> that's why you're always so put together. >> a lot of parents are putting together wardrobes for their kids and you want to do it on a budget. we're going to tell you what the coolest kids are wearing. a little glitter. >>> natalee's standing by at the news desk who's got a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and tamron. and as they mentioned, the east coast is bracing for a brush with hurricane earl and this morning evacuations were ordered for cape hatteras and ocrocoke island. meanwhile fema teams are in puerto rico and the virgin
stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. we have some good news. >> we have great news. upper 70's and plenty of sunshine. one more hot day today. hurricane earl is a category 2 storm, 85 miles southeast of cape hatteras. they are dealing with tropical storm force conditions right now. it is moving at 18 miles per hour. like recent wind and rain later this morning and maybe early afternoon in ocean city. then clearing nicely there as well. on friday, 87 to 90, one more hot one. the wind will pick up. there is more cool air behind that front. that will pave the way for a lovely labor day weekend. more coming up. but now let's check on your morning commute with kim dacey. >> looking pretty good also as we start the labor day weekend. in ellicott city, eastbound not, there is a a downed pole and some downed wires at waverly woods drive. it is on the shoulder. there are some crews on the scene. otherwise, we are looking good. we're up to speed on the inner loop topside, eight minutes. 895 park between 95 on the south side and the h
friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. >> earl has been downgraded. it was a category 4 storm. >> it was big at one time. >> it is a category 2 right now. it is all off shore. it gave a glancing blow to the outer banks last night. there were tropical storm force winds, some higher gusts up to about 70, 74. around ocean city, not much impact yet. there is some light rain. tropical storm force conditions are possible. there is a warning for the ocean city area. the flood advisory for the west side of the bay has been canceled. things are now looking good for the chesapeake bay. we are in store for an awesome friday. we have clouds last night and a front will be pushing through later on tonight. that means food news for the weekend. there will be plenty of sunshine. further details on hurricane earl in just a little bit. but now a year from the commute. >> we have just one incident to talk about. there is a downed pole at waverly woods in ellicott city. otherwise, we're lookin
'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on weather and traffic on this friday. >> there is some fog out there. ensing up.in 90 minutes delays at queens an anne county. the fog is beyond that. it goes west of the bay. the fog does not show up on the radar. the stormy weather is either ofth of us and inla line storms crossing the mississippi valley. that will bring us relief from the heat we expect today. hot and humid. but foggy this morning, at least in some areas. we will detail that in just a few minutes. let's check on traffic. >> the fog is out there. you cannot see it on our cameras. we have a few things to mention -- you can see it on the cameras. there are closures at charles street, a cathedral street in mount vernon because of the book festival. there is a car fire in the white marsh area on 95, but that does not look like to be affecting traffic. things are looking good on the topside of the beltway. use those low beams to get through that. this is the key bridge. very light volume. we do have some fog warnings on the area bridges. be a
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virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some gr
and collapsed, 11 lives were lost. oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now, 154 days later, government scientists say the final seal, 74 barrels of cement, is holding tight, and that the well will never leak again. president obama acknowledged the work that's been done and perhaps the more difficult job that lies ahead. in a written statement, which says in part, we will continue to work closely with the people of the gulf to rebuild their livelihoods and restore the environment that supports them. my administration will see our community, our businesses, and our fragile ecosystem through this difficult time. difficulties that continue to wash up along the gulf coast. clean-up teams fight every day, but it seems right now, the oil is winning the battle there. >> we can't fix this on our own. we can't rebuild this on our own. we need help from the whole country. i mean, really. we need everybody. >> jay gray reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parents of a 6-year-old say their daughter was dismissed from a michigan cheering squad after they complained
>> and i'm mindy basara, thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and trafficing this wednesday morning. looks like it was hot yesterday. >> 91. that broke a record for us. 55 times we've been 09 or above this summer. -- we've been 90 or above this summer. the next couple of days it will cool off into the 70's. we've had a little of a front that came through triggering a couple showers. coming through the western suburbs through fret rick and howard county. we'll put a 30% chance in there that you'll run into a little bit of rain early. a slight chance for a shower this morning. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature of 88. we'll check your seven-day forecast coming up. >> nothing having a major impact at this hour. one vehicle that pun out into the guardrail at executive drive in howard county. meantime another one still being cleared in anne arundel county. 261 at -- 51 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. west side checking out fine, and the rest of the major roadways looking good. a live view 29 at 32 and in howard count
is under way. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television matt this morning. p the attempt the attempt t of sarof sarahp of sarah s br but thbut thep bubur saidandrp plive in teheranp > > invnop not from excitement, he actunop not from excitement, he actuall p nursnurse watchingp r exclusively. oing tr gg intense r y ttway to y to frewa correspondents. and ria, good morning. the shourd family trying to win her release. trying to get the bail, $500,000. they're waiting to see but there are some signals that she could be released at any time. they're hoping for that to happen. >> the discussions about this potential release. the discussions about the would-be mosque near ground zero. what's that done in the political climate where you are? >> it's really added to the tension here, the anti-american spirit. and, in fact, if the government needed any excuse to try to drum up more anti-american fever, you can see the s
for joining us this morning. we will check the weather and traffic. >> one more hot day for us. over the weekend, we will drop into the 70's. that will be very refreshing. when you step out this morning, you will feel the humidity. the temperature is near 70. when the dew point is close to the actual temperature, there is a lot of water in the year. we will see a few more clouds that it yesterday. we do have better news for the weekend. earl may mess things up at the beginning of the weekend down at the beach. >> fortunately it is a long weekend for folks. >> do not change your plans. the rest of the weekend will be great at the beach. >> we are not dealing with any thing significant out there. we're checking the speed sensors. we are not picking up any real delays. 50 miles per hour on the outer loop around the harrisburg expressway. looking good out of the northeast. 795, check in at speed sensors at 61 miles per hour approaching owings mills. so far so good on 70 approaching the beltway. this is right near 29. east and westbound traffic is looking good so far. it is still moving w
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